Gdansk: Events Highlights
|Heineken Open’er Festival||29 June – 1 July
With renowned names in contemporary music such as Muse & Bjork headlining the festival, this is arguably Poland’s biggest musical event.
|St Dominic’s Fair||28 July – 19 August
One of the oldest and most prestigious event in this town, this fair includes a range of events from concerts to fireworks displays.
|Gdynia’s Film Festival||September (tba)
Poland’s premier film festival comes to town, showcasing the best Polish films for the year, incidentally some of the best films in world cinema.
Krakow: Events Highlights
|48th Krakow Film Festival||30 May – 5 June
The oldest film festival in Poland, this event brings together the best in Polish cinema.
|The Great Dragon Parade – Wawel Dragon Day||7 – 8 June
Brass bands, dancers, and dozens of dragons created by the city’s youth parade through Main Market Square in front of thousands of spectators. Elsewhere, and open-air show, games, competitions and activities attract large crowds, and a fireworks and light show tops off the day.
|XI Opera Viva Festival||June (tba)
Krakow Opera house resounds to the powerful vocals of some of the most prominent opera singers in Poland and beyond.
|Krakow International Street Theatre Festival||July (tba)
Four days of theatre performances take place in the old town market square of Krakow.
|‘Wianki’ Wreath Festival||21 June
This traditional open-air festival takes place on the banks of the Wisła before the Wawel Castle.
|Summer Jazz Festival||5 July – 3 August
Series of daily concerts featuring renowned jazz musicians from Poland and abroad. The festival is opened by a New Orleans Jazz Parade along Floriańska Street to the Main Market Square.
Poznan: Major Events Highlights
|St. John’s Fair||9 – 17 June
Dancers, singers, fire-eater, acrobats – all these and more do their bit to entertain the crowds which flock to this annual fair.
|Malta International Theatre Festival||23 – 28 June
Poland’s largest festival of dramatic, street and open-air theatres gathering European performers and spectators.
Szczecin: Events Highlights
|Sea Days Festival||8 June
One of the biggest & most important outdoor events in Poland, this event features performances, artistic presentations, sports, recreational activities, games, firework displays and a gala of sailing vessels.
|Castle’s Artistic Summer||23 June – 6 September
Held in the castle’s courtyard, this arts festival offers performances, parades, plays and other entertainments.
|8th International Festival of Street Artistes (Buskers)||4 – 7 July
This popular open-air event features performances from highly-talented buskers, providing free entertainment for all.
Warsaw: Events Highlights
|Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival||25 March – 6 April
One of the most prestigious festivals in Poland, the main attractions of the festival are the performances by renown soloists and orchestras from all over the world.
|Jazz Era||7 March
One of the first major jazz festivals of the year, this event draws internationally known acts to perform in various venues around the city.
|International Book Fair||17 – 20 May
The majestic Palace of Culture and Science hosts the biggest book fair in the country, drawing vendors and buyers from around and even beyond Poland with its wide variety of offering.
|Warsaw Summer Jazz Days||1 – 30 June
The Palace Square in Warsaw is transformed into an open-air stage, offering performances by artists from all over the world.
|International Outdoor Jazz Festival||August (tba)
Possibly the biggest jazz festival in Poland, this event is held in the charming environs of the city’s Old Town.
|Warsaw Fall||September (tba)
The works of Polish and international composers are showcased during this long running music festival.
|Jazz Festival||October (tba)
One of the last major music festivals of the year, this particular event has a strong following amongst local jazz lovers.
Wroclaw: Events Highlights
|Jazz by the Odra River||18 – 22 April
This classic three day event is a firm favourite with jazz aficionados, many of whom have been attending since the festival’s founding back in 1964.
|Europe Grand Prix||12 May
The best motorbikers in the world compete in this major sporting event.
|Wroclaw Non-Stop||22 June – 1 July
One of the newest and most exciting festivals in the yearly calendar, a wide variety of performances and activities are on the program.
|International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music||26 June – 21 August
Worclaw’s finest churches resound to the sound of beautiful organ music throughout the summer, provided by some of the best organ players in the country and beyond.
|Buskerbus||27 August – 2 September
Wroclaw’s street become open-air stages for impromptu performances, and singers, dancers and other artists try their artistic best to impress some coin out of passersby in this street theatre festival.
|Wratislavia Cantans||9 – 19 September
Over 25,000 people come to listen to the choirs, orchestras and soloists who take part in this festival, held in many of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings.
|Wroclaw Guitar Festival GITARA 2015||23 November – 2 December
Popular with performers and listeners alike, the event has both concerts and master classes, so that everyone has something of interest to do.